“Deep down inside us there’s a longing to be known as we are – warts and wrinkles and all – and then to be loved nevertheless. “Friend,” the sweetest word in the language, is the word we long to hear. And yet, it’s the word Jesus speaks to us in the Gospels. “You are my friend!” he says, even though he knows us from the inside out. Astonishing, isn’t it?
What is it that he sees in us that we don’t see in ourselves? Certainly not perfection! What he does see is a reflection of God’s face imprinted on our heart. And he sees our yearning to be true and to love, even though we’re not quite sure how to do it.”
~Excerpt from Monsignor Dennis R Clark’s “Sunday Morning Food for the Soul”